The Big Bang Theory spinoff, Young Sheldon, has now been given a full season order of 22 episodes, according to THR. The show focuses on the young life of the brilliant and socially awkward scientist, Sheldon Cooper. The order for a full season came down rather quickly as it happened just a couple days after the show’s first episode aired.
Through this new series, viewers will now get a look into what makes Sheldon, Sheldon. A classic fish out of water story in Sheldon’s scientific mind clashes with his religious upbringing, and while one would think a mind like Sheldon’s would make life easier on a person, such is not the case for young Sheldon Cooper.
Sheldon’s social naivety throughout the run of The Big Bang Theory has been the main source of the show’s humor, and it will likely be the same on Young Sheldon. Jim Parsons, the actor who portrays Sheldon, actually came up with the idea for the show and will provide his voice as a narrator for the series. The show’s first episode was watched by over 17 million people (surely with some help of The Big Bang Theory lead in).
While there are occasional life lessons learned on The Big Bang Theory, I think viewers are probably in for some emotional tugs on the heartstrings as life will be even more difficult for a younger Sheldon than it is for his adult self. Growing up is hard enough as it is, add in Sheldon’s idiosyncrasies with children’s potential to be cruel and that can make for a rough upbringing.
The show stars Iain Armitage in the role of a young Sheldon Cooper along with Zoe Perry as Sheldon’s mother, who is the real life daughter of actress Laurie Metcalf, who plays his mother on The Big Bang Theory, which is now in its 11th season.
Young Sheldon returns to CBS November 2.
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